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Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
's one of the characteristics of most addicts. narrator: environment is also an important element in determining the risk for addiction. dr. mccaul: because it's not like other genetically-affected illnesses that will express, to some extent independently of the person's behavior, or how the person interacts with their environment. this problem is very uniquely dependent on how the person interacts with their environment. if they don't expose themselves to the agent at risk, to the alcohol or to the drug, they'll never develop the disorder. narrator: the fact that drugs are so prevalent in our society just increases the environmental risk of exposure. poverty and drugs seem to be partners. wherever there is a lull in the environment or the economy, it looks like drugs just come in-- the use of drugs, the ability-- drugs just come in. you can go to any community that is not of color, and it will take you blocks to find liquor stores. in our community, and this is mostly people of color-- i've seen this also in the california-- mexican-american, texas-- there's a liquor store on eve
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
a respectful, open environment for all their children and families. children like to feel good about themselves. they enjoy the feeling of not only knowing who they are but also that others appreciate them, respect them, and value their participation in and contribution to the group. children know differences between people's skin color and gender at a very early age... man: ok, guys. child: hey, des. second child: hey, des. third child: hi. he's got his sister. you're his sister. hendrick: which is why it's so important to begin a program of cross-cultural, non-sexist education as early as possible. woman: what we're going to do is... hendrick: our message is a simple one-- that being different, whether in sex, race, culture, or ability, does not mean inferior. or everything was blue. not like that. you said you wanted that shirt. now, wear it. woman: doina, ian gets to decide what he wants to wear, just like you picked that pretty white dress for wearing. hendrick: our challenge in this program is to learn how to teach the principle of equity-- that, while we don't all have to get along with
Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
had to invent hybrid rice seeds-- seedlings-- that would grow in this environment in order for tohoku to become "the rice bowl of japan." so we really see a huge intervention by people-- science and technology-- in order to... for this particular region to become the rice bowl that it is now. narrator: by mid-may, the long winter has finally ended and it is time to plant. kobayashi fukuzo is a farmer of recognized skill. at 71, he knows how unforgiving the weather can be. he worries constantly about what he should do mechanized agriculture allows to anto continue to farm.rice. the fields are irrigated. irrigation is crucial. the rice seedlings depend on water, rather than soil, for much-needed nutrients. rice farmers in northeastern japan have a traditional enemy. called yamase, this cold wind can blow through the region anytime from june to mid-august. while it can be absent for years, in 1993, yamase caused extensive crop damage in tohoku. when the cold winds blow, temperatures drop, fog develops, and the plants don't get enough sunlight. stunted alks are a bad omen. thflower cluste
Sep 27, 2012 7:30pm PDT
in a totalistic spiritual environment. >> we have 23 different countries represented in the student body and 44 states currently, and i think that right now we're having an increase of students again. we had our largest beginning event ever, which was 700 people recently. and right now we're having an event where there's about 1,800 people. altogether, there's about 3,000 - plus students in the world, and they come from all over. >> now i promised julie - you have a question? >> as kind of an analogy, i remember when i was in my youth, reading about helen keller quite a bit, and it just seemed so natural that there's so much inside people that they don't use. if you could imagine being blind and deaf from day one of your life and learning what she learned, and she was such a lesson to everyone that we all have potential - we have so much. >> well, there's a great singer right now - what's his name? the tenor. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, andrea - >> he was blind - he became blind, and instead of becoming a victim and saying that, "my life is over, why don't i just can it," he not only got a law degree,
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
relationship to the environment. at one time, all humans lived in egalitarian bands or tribes. then, as populations grew, some charismatic individuals gained more prestige than others. prestige became formalized and inherited by selected heirs. as population grew even larger, resources often became limited. small groups monopolized the wealth, and classes emerged. around the world, states evolved to protect the elite classes, relying on force to centralize rulership. 6,000 years ago, no one on earth lived in a state. today, states are the dominant form of political organization. but technology revolutionizes political change in sometimes unpredictable ways. perhaps in the twenty-first century, still new forms of political organization may evolve, as new generations look to the future with lessons learned out of the past. captions by captionamerica, pittsburgh, pa. [♪...] >> female announcer: some dreams are universal... dreams that inspire us. multiple sclerosis is a devastating disease that changes lives forever. the national ms society does more for people with ms than any organ
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